Classic Recreations now has a bad-boy Mustang, fittingly named the Villain. Built by the company’s new division, CR Supercars, this ponycar fuses classic styling from the golden age of American muscle with the latest high-tech engine and chassis components. Based on an iconic design but totally re-imagined for 2015, the Villain marks an exciting departure for Classic Recreations, a company known for its Shelby-licensed continuation cars.

The CR Supercars Mustang Villain starts life as 1968 Mustang Fastback. CR Supercars then strips the car to a bare shell then updates the original sheet metal with new composite body panels that are crafted using the latest 3D mold making technology.

Accented with subtle carbon fiber trim, the design enhances the Mustang fastback’s timeless lines, while improving aerodynamics and reducing weight. Once the new panels are fit to the car, it undergoes a 2,500 man-hour transformation into a sports car that has the craftsmanship of an Italian exotic but with dependable Detroit mechanicals.

The Mustang Villain will be offered in four models, each increasing substantially in power ratings starting with Ford Racing’s 420hp all-aluminum DOHC 5.0L Coyote engine, mated to a Tremec T-56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission through a Centerforce DYAD clutch.

The Villain performs as well on a canyon road as it does in the quarter mile, thanks to a Detroit Speed Engineering suspension system that includes a hydro-formed Aluma-Frame fitted with Corvette-based A-arms, a QUADRAlink 4-link rear suspension and fully adjustable DSE/JRi coilovers. CR Supercars utilizes massive Wilwood six-piston 14-inch brakes at all four corners and sits them behind a custom set of 18-inch Grip Equipped Series Wheels by Forgeline.

CR Supercars division is developing other exciting advanced-technology tribute cars, so watch out for other industry-rocking CR Supercars to debut in the near future.